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30 days Wild!

During June we have been following the Wildlife Trust’s initiative, 30 Days Wild, encouraging us to get out and get active. https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswil In Mini explorers this week Reception made binoculars with Mrs Mitzman. First we took two cardboard rolls. Next we joined them together using tape. Then we were able to look through them and …

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This week in Reception

  We are learning to, ” Listen carefully to rhymes and songs, paying attention to how they sound,” (Development Matters 2020). We are listening to a new story in Literacy called ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We started by looking at the front cover of the book; the title and pictures to think what the story …

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This week in Reception

Our week had a calm start with Mindfulness Monday as we practised our cutting skills to make a tractor, adding wheels, ladders and shovels. It reminded us of our brilliant trip last week.   (Development Matters, ‘ Children in Reception will be learning to develop their small motor skills so that they can use a …

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

On Friday 10th July there was a buzz in the Reception Classrooms. The children bounced in wearing red, white and blue. “Why are you wearing red, white and blue?” asked Mrs Summers. “Because they are the colours on the Union Jack!” the children answered. The children have learned such a lot about The Queen due …

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This week in Reception

This week has been another busy week. We were very excited to return to school with tales of our Jubilee celebrations and enjoyed catching up with our class mates. The Reception Environment had Street Party accessories adorning the different areas too. For literacy this week we have been learning facts about The Queen. A particular …

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Mead Open Farm

On Thursday 9th June there was a buzz in Elephant and Zebra Class because we were getting ready to go on a trip to Mead Open Farm. The coach collected us and we bundled on with our packed lunches and put our seat belts on, then we head off to the motorway. After what seemed …

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This Week in Reception

We can barely believe that we are at the end of another half term with only one half term to go. It really has zoomed by.¬† As we look back over the year feel extremely proud of our Reception children when we see them looking after our environment so responsibly without even needing to be …

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Retrieval Practice

We do so many wonderful things through the year but how can we remember it all and call on our prior learning when we need it? Here are a few of the ways we do this in Reception: We keep a “Learning Journey” on the wall so that we can remind the children of all …

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World Bee Day-20th May 2022

What is World Bee Day? World Bee Day is celebrated globally on May 20th. The purpose of this day is to recognise¬† the positive impact that bees have on our ecosystem. This year, World Bee Day highlights and confronts the negative impact that the pandemic has had on the beekeeping industry globally. Why are bees …

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This Week in Reception

We have had such a fun and busy week in Reception. Literacy The children have been learning to, “spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing the sound with letter/s,” (Development Matters 2021). We have been practising our writing in lots of different areas in Reception. In The Mud Kitchen we have started to …

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